Town of Oakville Cultural Grants

Administered through the Oakville Arts Council

Brief History:

Each year since 1989, the Town of Oakville has provided operating and project grants to qualified not-for-profit cultural organizations. The Oakville Arts Council, on behalf of the Town of Oakville administers this process at-arms length, with the applications reviewed by the Cultural Grants Review Committee commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors of the Oakville Arts Council.  Over the past 27 years, 64 different cultural organizations in Oakville have benefited from support of approximately $2.3 million. In 2010, the OAC renewed our Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Oakville for the following purposes:

  1. To ensure that Oakville shall be a community where art is embraced and Oakville artists and art organizations are supported and recognized as vital and central to the creative life of the Town.
  2. To service the Oakville community through enabling the activity of artists, arts groups and businesses.
  3. To provide, through the OAC, a non-partisan, arms-length service that advocates, communicates, enables, and sustains the arts for the community of Oakville.
  4. To administer grants to the artists and arts groups of Oakville on behalf of the CTO, ensuring accountability and transparency.

2017 Allocations:

The 2017 cultural grant applications were reviewed by a peer advisory committee made up of representatives from the arts and business community.

2017 Cultural Grants Review Committee:

Suzy Godefroy – Chair, Oakville Arts Council
Indira Roy Chouhdury
Derik Hawley
Karen Korody
Andrew MacIver
Virender Madan
Karen Raymond
Bernadette Ward, Executive Director, Oakville Arts Council
Sarah Douglas-Murray, Senior Manager, Cultural Services, Town of Oakville

Listing of 2017 Cultural Grants

Organization

Allocation

ArtHouse for Children and Youth (ArtHouse)

$7,500

ArtWorks Oakville Association

$4,500

Burl-Oak Theatre Group

$5,000

Carousel of Nations Multicultural Association

$4,500

Circle of Harmony Chorus

$6,000

Halton Jazz Singers
$1,000

Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra

$2,200

High Rendition Jazz

$6,000

Intrada Brass of Oakville

$3,800

Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre

$3,000

Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra

$4,500

Musikay (Oakville Ensemble)

$4,000

Oakville Art Society

$6,000

Oakville Camera Club

$6,500

Oakville Chamber Orchestra

$5,000

Oakville Chinese Network Society

$6,000

Oakville Choral Society

$3,500

Oakville Festivals of Film & Art

$5,000

Oakville Improv Theatre Company, Inc.

$6,000

Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild

$3,000

Oakville Suzuki

$3,000

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Art Council

$5,000

Oakville Wind Orchestra Inc.

$4,000

Oakville Vocal Arts Festival

$5,000

Tempus Choral Society

$5,000

Tottering Biped Theatre

$3,000

The Oakville Children's Choir

$3,000

The Oakville Players (TOP) $5,000

The Oakville Symphony Orchestra

$5,000

World of Threads Festival $7,000

Total

$138,000


Phone: (905) 815-5977  |  Email: artscouncil@oakville.ca  |  Address: 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, ON, L6L 2G6

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